Leyna Nguyen

4-time Emmy Award-winning
News anchor for


Ms. Nguyen was the first professional to anchor the News in one of the nation’s top urban markets, and to do so on two stations, KCBS and KCAL-TV. Nguyen’s acting career has included appearances on ‘NCIS,’ ‘Boston Legal,’ ‘Austin Powers,’ and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
The wife and mother of two came to the US in 1975. She was named one of this country’s “25 Most Influential Vietnamese-Americans in 25 years” and was honored by the California State Legislature as ”Woman of the Year” for her philanthropic work in 2011.
She founded LOVE ACROSS THE OCEAN, a non-profit organization benefiting underprivileged children in her home country of Vietnam and helping Vietnamese refugees in Southern California Among other accomplishments, LOVE ACROSS THE OCEAN has built and renovated several schools for young children in Vietnam.